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Conversation: 468-013

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Start Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1971 5:45 PM

End Date: Tuesday, March 16, 1971 6:15 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:51:32

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:14:42

468-013.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 16, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:45 pm to 1:15 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 468-013 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 468-13

Date: March 16, 1971
Time: 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

     The President’s schedule
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                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
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     -Cabinet meeting
          -John A. Volpe
     -Alexander P. Butterfield
          -Revenue sharing
     -Cabinet meeting
          -Volpe
                -A trip report
          -William P. Rogers                                 Conv. No. 468-12 (cont.)
          -Length
                -Maurice H. Stans
          -Purpose
                -President’s view

Whitney M. Young, Jr. funeral
     -President’s departure time
     -Motorcade
     -Arrival time
     -Possible delays

Saint Patrick’s Day

Lyndon B. Johnson
    -Health

Raymond K. Price, Jr.
    -Assignment

Johnson
     -Health
     -Lifestyle
     -Attacks by press and other Democrats while President
           -Compared with President’s 1968 campaign
           -Compared with attacks on President
                -Dan Rather’s comments on President’s demeanor

Forthcoming press conference
     -Radio coverage
          -Haldeman’s view
     -Effect of television
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 9/08)



     -Coverage
           -Television, radio, film
                 -President’s view
           -Compared with a Senate hearing
                 -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS]
     -President’s decision
     -Effect of cameras and microphone on commentators
           -Compared with a hearing                       Conv. No. 468-13 (cont.)

Press coverage
      -President
      -Coverage of Johnson
            -Reason
            -Compared with the President
      -John B. Connally’s remarks
      -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
      -Vietnam War

President’s schedule
     -Head of State visits
           -Frequency
                 -1972
     -White House Church services
           -Frequency
     -A Republican fundraiser
           -Possible future changes
                 -President’s participation
                 -Type
           -Attendees
           -President’s length of stay
                 -Other speakers
                 -Robert J. Dole
                 -Rogers C. B. Morton
                 -Effect of President’s appearance
                 -Possible future changes
                       -Dole
     -Head of State visits
           -Frequency
     -A dinner for ambassadors
           -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO]
     -Arrival ceremonies
           -Effect
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 9/08)



               -Coverage
                    -Television
               -John M. (“Jack”) Lynch
                    -Coverage

     Tricia Nixon’s engagement
           -Coverage
           -Publicity                                              Conv. No. 468-13 (cont.)
           -Lynda B. (Johnson) Robb and Luci B. (Johnson) Nugent

     Connally meeting with Arthur F. Burns
         -Possible meeting between Burns and the President

     President’s press conference
          -Radio coverage
          -Live coverage
                -Advantages
                -Response of press

     Lynch visit
         -Shamrocks
         -President’s schedule

Haldeman left at 1:15 pm